Solving difficult visual puzzles seems to help the brain "rewire" itself by forming new neural pathways.
Terrified of blushing? You might have erythrophobia.
Since at least 600 BC, people have been mesmerized by the concept of the infinite.
How can the law keep up with new genetic technology?
Scientists find two 30-second techniques that prevent dizziness upon standing.
Long before the Wordle mania, there was the crossword puzzle craze. And newspapers around the world condemned them as an “invasive weed” that caused mental illnesses and even murder.
Pizzanomics isn't an official field of research, but it can save you big money.
The majority of the matter in our Universe isn't made of any of the particles in the Standard Model. Could the axion save the day?
A genetic study of British Columbia grizzly bears finds a weird link to local human languages.
Watch the plasma slide down the prominence like a roller coaster! Our Sun, despite it’s outward appearance as a perfectly hot sphere, is anything but uniform. When take a closer look […]
We can describe what we see happening, but we don’t understand why. Despite our vast cosmic knowledge, enormous unknowns remain. The quantum fluctuations inherent to space, stretched across the Universe […]
The Big Theoretical Physics Problem At The Center Of The ‘Muon g-2’ Puzzle In early April, 2021, the experimental physics community announced an enormous victory: they had measured the muon’s magnetic […]
After a wait of 397 years in orbit, we’re finally getting a truly ‘Great’ Conjunction. Recently, December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn finally met. Looking towards the southwest skies from […]
Think you can solve it? One mathematician has already offered about $1,000 and a bottle of champagne to whoever cracks it first.
Logic puzzles can teach reasoning in a fun way that doesn't feel like work.
What are the chances that an online connection will lead to true love?
Social media posts that evoke strong kama muta often go viral – for example, cute kittens, puppies and special animal friendships.
In physics, anything that isn’t forbidden must occur. So why don’t the strong interactions violate CP-symmetry? If you ask a physicist what the biggest unsolved problem facing the field today […]
Even though it was the crowning achievement of Einstein’s career, he was only a small part of the full story. If you were a physicist in the early 20th century, there […]
The Sudbury neutrino observatory, which was instrumental in demonstrating neutrino oscillations and the massiveness of neutrinos. With additional results from atmospheric, solar, and terrestrial observatories and experiments, we may not […]
The Apollo 11 astronaut was recently awarded the Stephen Hawking Medal for Lifetime Achievement.
The pizza giant Domino's partners with a Silicon Valley startup to start delivering pizza by robots.
Dark matter’s naysayers latched onto one tiny puzzle. This new find may have solved it completely. Imagine the largest cosmic smashup you can. Take the largest gravitationally bound structures we […]
The phenomenon that makes our favourite drinks bubbly is, alarmingly, the same one that causes decompression sickness in divers. Why do we still love it?
“Everything in society today that can be solved by straightforward analysis gets solved immediately,” says Leonard Mlodinow, theoretical physicist and author of Elastic. Unfortunately, many problems aren’t that simple. To work […]
Over 100 new pages of Einstein's writings, including long-lost calculations, have been made public.
Executive coach Alisa Cohn, in her Big Think+ video, “Understand Ownership and Accountability: What It Means to Be In Charge When Things Go Wrong,” uses her experience with a company […]